Category: Preventive Dentistry

A General Dentist Can Deal With More Than Just Cavities

Your routine dental appointments give you important feedback about the state of your smile. Your dentist is certainly concerned about the possible formation of a cavity, or cavities, since your last appointment. With that said, dental decay is not the only issue that can be pointed out and addressed. Patients who come to Sunny Smiles… Read more »

How Long Has It Been Since Your Last Dental Cleaning?

In the course of a dental cleaning, your hygienist can clear away tartar and plaque, identify areas of your smile that could benefit from more care, and help you avoid future oral health problems. Unfortunately, some people believe that their daily oral care routine can replace these visits, and that they only need to see… Read more »

Why We Discuss Periodontal Care During Dental Checkups

As important as it is to keep your teeth in good condition, their health is not your dentist’s only concern during a routine dental checkup. These visits also focus on your periodontal health. By doing so, we are able to watch for any worrying signs of infection that should be addressed. If you show signs… Read more »

3 Suggestions To Help With Cavity Prevention

Whether you have recently undergone restorative dental work, or just want to make sure you keep your smile cavity-free, taking time to think about your current oral hygiene routine can be beneficial. Because oral care is such a familiar routine, people sometimes overlook small changes in their habits that may have made them more susceptible… Read more »

What Problems Can You Face When You Skip Dental Checkups?

It is important that you stick with an effective oral hygiene routine. In a short time, the plaque deposits that build up on your teeth can harden to tartar, leaving you with accumulations of harmful agents that put you at risk for dental decay or gum disease. Keeping your smile completely free of tartar buildup… Read more »

Why Teeth Cleanings Are Included In General Dental Exams

You should feel confident that your approach to brushing and flossing your teeth will keep you safe from problems with tartar buildup, cavity formation, and gingivitis. Even if you take pride in your approach to oral hygiene on a daily basis, you can still benefit from a professional teeth cleaning! During this service, your smile… Read more »

Dental Checkups Help With More Than Just Cavity Prevention

If you want to maintain healthy teeth, you need to take cavity prevention seriously. Even when the cavity is caught early and treated with a dental filling, the damage to your tooth structure is permanent. Of course, as important as it is to prevent dental decay, you also need to think about the other threats… Read more »

What Dental Cleanings Do To Protect You From Cavities

You should be making choices every day to fight cavities. There are obvious steps to prevent decay like brushing your teeth and flossing, as well as less direct (but still important) actions like cutting back on sugar and staying properly hydrated. As important as these daily behaviors are, they are not the only actions you… Read more »

When Should You Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup?

If you are new to the area and looking for a dental office, or if you have fallen off the habit of scheduling dental exams, you should make setting your next appointment a priority. To keep your smile in good condition, you should strive to arrange a routine checkup every six months, unless you have… Read more »

3 Reasons You Should Stay Consistent With Dental Cleanings

When you think about what an effective oral hygiene routine should consist of, you should recognize the importance of consistency. In order to keep plaque and tartar buildup from impacting your well-being, you should floss at least once a day, and brush at least two times. You should know that consistency is important for more… Read more »